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Old 10th Aug 2013, 18:44
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So when's the live eviction?
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Old 10th Aug 2013, 20:26
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Ha bloody Ha ! think he meant "Big Brother" before "Big Brother" if you get my Saturday evening meaning. . . . . .
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Old 11th Aug 2013, 07:37
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I got the Orwellian reference but was just being obtuse

Then again RYR does have CCTV in all it's crew rooms so either interpretation would be appropriate in my opinion......
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Old 11th Aug 2013, 15:28
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WIGGY

when he says MOL was boarding his flight I assume he means that he was taking the boarding cards etc.
yeah that's what I mean, he then headed off to the Algarve on Hoildays!
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Old 11th Aug 2013, 20:14
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Just can't resist asking whether the great man took much baggage?
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Old 11th Aug 2013, 21:06
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On my last Ryanair flight on Wednesday all purchaces on board were using credit card only. So it was really not possibe to withhold change.
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Old 11th Aug 2013, 21:08
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Interesting to know what exchange rate was being used - somehow I suspect that MOL will be the winner!
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 06:22
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Don't get me started on exchange rates onboard aircraft. Ryanair are one of few EU airlines that accept small EUR and GBP. Most I have flown go to minimum 50c etc. Flying Thomson Airways last summer I was disgusted when my £4 order came to something like €7 - outrageous.

Ryanair's onboard exchange rate appears to be between 0.85-0.90 for gbp, seems pretty close and it is variable changing every few months in line with the market, last week I bought a bounty and it was 90p or €1.

Crew are encouraged to be fair onboard. Receipts issued to all pax in order to show passengers a breakdown of their order.

This whole issue of trying to squeeze revenue out of change is not unique to ryanair. Every time I walk into WHSmith or Superdrug I am hassled for chocolate bars, stamps and top ups when I pay for a paper. Don't think it makes ryanair a terrible company for asking crew to drive sales by suggesting products that match the change - it's just smart business. Every service provider does it, from bars to restaurants and now airlines.

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Old 12th Aug 2013, 09:39
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BOH

Ryanair announced the continuation of Winter season flights but is this W-pattern flying? If so then the base is still closing for the Winter? Can someone confirm? Basically will a B737 be based at the airport in the winter or not?
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 10:29
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No. It will operate as a destination airport.
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 10:37
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Ryanair management culture deeply criticized

Ryanair pilots 'bullied into silence over safety': Two-thirds say they are not comfortable raising fears with their bosses

* 90% say airline doesn't have 'open and transparent safety culture'
* Three-quarters of Ryanair pilots said to be on zero-hours contracts
* Must pay for all their expenses, including uniforms and transport
* Pilots claim contracts make them more likely to fly even when unwell

Pilots for budget airline Ryanair have expressed serious concerns about passenger safety – and claim that these are suppressed by bosses.
In an internal survey of 1,000 pilots, two-thirds said they did not feel comfortable raising safety issues through the airline’s internal system, while nine out of ten said it did not have an ‘open and transparent safety culture’.

It comes just months after three Ryanair planes were forced to make emergency landings in Spain on the same day, when they allegedly started to run out of fuel.
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 10:53
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It will be interesting to see what the Desptches on Channel 4 8pm BST tonight brings out
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 10:57
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Furious denials from the Dear Leader I expect.
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 10:58
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My question is this: Is is an absolute necessity in the cut-rate airline industry to treat passengers and staff like dirt?
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 11:06
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First error - If these moaners want to join a union so much then why do they choose to join non unionised Ryanair? Second error - having supposedly made the first error why would they continue to compound their misery by staying? Just looking at it from Joe Soap the passengers point of view you'll understand where it really looks like a few disgruntled goats being chased around a hillside by a media frenzy. Comical to say the least.
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 11:09
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Sober Lark (and make note of where he's from) doesn't seem to understand that jobs are not just lying all over the place for people to pick up whenever they want.

There should be minimum standards of staff and passenger care, end of story!
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 11:20
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As well as the Dispatches programme I am equally looking forward to Racedo's comments. Where is he/she by the way - on holiday perhaps .
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 11:26
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Not saying it's wrong, but if the only source of the latest aviation shock horror is our old friend and expert on all aviation matters, the understated Daily Wail, I'll just reach for the salt and get me a big pinch......for now at least!
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 11:28
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Ryanair: Channel 4 Dispatches

8pm Channel 4 12th August 2013 (in UK)

The programme interviews pilots employed by the budget airline and reveals concerns over its fuel policy and working conditions. Also includes an investigation into the events of July 26 last year when three diverted Ryanair planes made emergency landings in Valencia, Spain, having almost run out of fuel.
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 11:34
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Originally posted by fenland787
I'll just reach for the salt and get me a big pinch......for now at least!
What people sometimes forget is that if a newspaper makes false accusations they can be prosecuted. So are you saying that Ryanair are going to take legal action against this publication?
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